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Riverview Credit Union provides personal finance curriculum to schools

BELPRE — For the fourth consecutive year, Riverview Credit Union in Belpre is providing local schools free access to Ramsey Education’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum.

The financial education program was developed by Dave Ramsey, a nationally syndicated radio host, author and personal finance expert.

Schools receiving the curriculum for the 2021-22 school year include:

* Belpre High School

* Frontier High School

* Marietta High School

* Waterford High School

* Belpre Middle School

* Frontier Middle School

* Marietta Middle School

* Warren Middle School

* Waterford Elementary School

* Parkersburg Catholic High School

* Parkersburg South High School

* Parkersburg Christian School

* Williamstown High School

* Wood County Christian School

* Ripley High School

* Wirt County High School

“Promoting financial literacy is both a core element of our mission and an integral component of the credit union philosophy,” said Doug Ankrom, Riverview’s President and CEO. “We recognize the importance of learning financial responsibility at a young age as it is a starting point for making smarter financial decisions as an adult. Our continuing contribution of the Dave Ramsey curriculum to our local schools will enable them to have the resources necessary to teach over 1,000 students the financial habits and skills that lead to greater financial well-being.”

Dave Ramsey created Foundations in Personal Finance, an easy to use, turn-key school curriculum that teaches students the value of saving, spending and giving to guide them down the path of financial literacy, according to a release from Riverview. Teachers challenge students to set goals like saving $500, applying for college grants and scholarships and writing their personal resume.

More than 4 million students have taken Foundations in Personal Finance in middle schools, high schools and universities nationwide. Foundations in Personal Finance can be used as a primary or supplemental resource to fulfill requirements in mathematics, economics, family consumer science, business mathematics and personal finance.

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